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Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'
Common Name: August Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'
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There's not much fancy variegation going on with species plantaginea. Instead you get light green, glossy, beautifully ribbed leaves and spectacular, large, extremely fragrant white flowers in summer. This one plant alone could bathe your entire shade garden in fragrance. 'Aphrodite' has large, impressive double flowers. The foliage of plantagineas is thinner than many other hostas. Plant in shade away from heat and drying winds.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Forests, grassy slopes and rocky places from near sea level to 2200 metres.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Daphne x transatlantica "'Eternal Fragrance'"
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